Address Abbreviations

Common address terms are abbreviated in Web of Science documents. Use the following abbreviations when searching addresses.

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Address Abbreviations

Abteilung
Abt

Academy, Academic 
Acad

Accident
Accid

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIDS

Administration, Administrative 
Adm

Advance(d)
Adv

Aerospace
Aerosp

Agency
Agcy

Agriculture, Agricultural
Agr

Air Force
AF

Air Force Base
AFB

Akademy
Akad

America(n)
Amer

Analysis
Anal

Anatomy, Anatomie, Anatomia
Anat

Angewandte
Angew

Animal
Anim

Anthropol(any ending such as Anthropology or Anthropologist)
Anthropol

Apparatus
Apparat

Applied
Appl

Arch (any ending such as Archive or Archives)
Arch

Arthritis
Arthrit

Association
Assoc

Astrophysics
Astrophys

Atomic
Atom

Augenklinik
Augenklin

Avenue
Ave

Behavior (al)
Behav

Biochemistry
Biochem

Bibliog (any ending such as Bibliography or Bibliographies)
Bibliog

Biotechnology
Biotechnol

Biol (any ending such as Biology or Biologist)
Biol

Botany, Bontanic, Botanical 
Bot

Boulevard
Blvd

Brothers
Bros

Building
Bldg

Bureau
Bur

Cancer
Canc

Center
Ctr

Central
Cent

Chem (any ending such as Chemistry or Chemical)
Chem

Chimie
Chim

Chirurgie
Chirurg

Cientificas
Cient

Clin (any ending such as Clinic or Clinical)
Clin

College
Coll

Comite
Com

Committee
Comm

Communication
Commun

Company
Co

Comparat(any ending such as Comparative)
Comparat

Compounds
Cpds

Computer
Comp

Conference
Conf

Corporation
Corp

County
Cty

Cytology, Cytologie, Cytologi
Cytol

Cultivation
Cultivat

Defence or Defense
Def

Dental, Dentistry 
Dent

Department
Dept

Deutsch
Deutsch

Development
Dev

Diabetes
Diabet

Diagnosis
Diag

Disease
Dis

District
Dist

Division
Div

Drive
Dr

East
E

Econ (any ending such as Economy or Economist)
Econ

Education
Educ

Egyetem
Egyet

Electric, Electronic, Electricity 
Elect

Electroencephalographic
EEG

Elektrische/Elektronik
Elekt

Engineering
Engn

Environment,  Environmental
Environm

Establishment, Establissement
Estab

Etablissement
Etab

Étude
Etud

Experiment(al)
Expt

Faculty
Fac

Fakultat
Fak

Farmacia
Farm

Federal
Fed

Fisica
Fis

Forschung
Forsch

Fort
Ft

Foundation
Fdn

Fysica
Fys

General
Gen

Geology
Geol

Gesellschaft
Gesell

Government
Govt

Graduate
Grad

Group
Grp

Health
Hlth

Heights
Hts

History, Historic, Historical
Hist

Hochschule
Hsch

Hogeskole
Hgsk

Hopital
Hop

Horticulture, Horticultural
Hort

Hospital
Hosp

Husbandry
Husb

Hygiene
Hyg

Immunology
Immunol

Incorporated
Inc

Industry
Ind

Infectious
Infect

Infirmary
Infirm

Ingegneria
Ingn

Institute
Inst

International
Int

Intro (any ending such as Introduction)
Intro

Investigation
Invest

Island
Isl

Istituto
Ist

Junior
Jr

Kardiologie
Kardiol

Kemiai
Kem

Klinik
Klin

Konference/Konferenz
Konf

Laboratories
Labs

Laboratory
Lab

Lecture
Lect

Library
Lib

Limited
Ltd

Maladies
Malad

Manufacturing
Mfg

Marketing
Mkt

Material
Mat

Mathematics
Math

Mechanical
Mech

Medicine, Medical, Medicinal 
Med

Meditskkaya
Med

Medizin
Med

Memorial
Mem

Metabolic, Metabolism
Metab

Metal, Metallurgy, Metallurgical 
Met

Military
Mil

Mining
Min

Ministry
Minist

Molecular, Molecule, Molekular
Mol

Mount, Mountain 
Mt

Nacional
Nacl

National
Natl

Nature, Natural
Nat

Navigation, Navigational
Nav

Nazionale
Nazl

North
N

Northeast, Northeastern 
Ne

Northern
No

Northwest, Northwestern 
Nw

Nuclear
Nucl

Nuklear
Nukl

Nutrition
Nutr

Observatory
Observ

Obstetrics
Obstet

Office
Off

Organization
Org

Ospedale
Osped

Paediatrics
Paediat

Park
Pk

Parkway
Pkwy

Pediatrics
Pediat

Petroleum
Petr

Pharmaceut (any ending such as Pharmaceutical or Pharmaceuticals)
Pharmaceut

Pharmacol (any ending such as Pharmacology or Pharmacologist)
Pharmacol

Pharmacy
Pharm

Physics, Physical, Physician(s)
Phys

Physiol (any ending such as Physiology or Physiologist)
Physiol

Place
Pl

Post Office
Po

Post Office Box
Pob

Process, Processing 
Proc

Products
Prod

Professor
Prof

Propulsion
Prop

Protein
Prot

Province, Provincial 
Prov

Psychiatry, Psychiatric 
Psychiat

Psychol (any ending such as Psychology or Psychologist)
Psychol

Pulmonary
Pulm

Quimica
Quim

Radiat (any ending such as Radiation)
Radiat

Recherche
Rech

Rehabilitation
Rehabil

Reproduction, Reporductive 
Reprod

Research
Res

Respiratory
Resp

Ricerche
Ric

Road
Rd

Saint, Streete 
St

Sanatorium
Sanat

Sanitary
Sanit

School
Sch

Science, Scientific
Sci

Semiconductor
Semicond

Service
Serv

Society
Soc

South
S

Southeast, Southeastern 
Se

Southern
So

Southwest, Southwestern
Sw

Spectroscopy
Spect

Square
Sq

Standard
Stand

Station
Stn

Statistics, Statistical
Stat

Strasse, Straat
Str

Street
St

Structure, Structural
Struct

Substance
Subst

Superior
Super

Surgery, Surgeon(s)
Surg

Synthesis
Synth

System(s)
Syst

Technical, Technische, Technique
Tech

Technical High School, Technische Hochschule
TH

Telephone
Tel

Temperature
Temp

Territory, Terrestrial 
Terr

Textile(s)
Text

Theoretical
Theoret

Transact (any ending such as Transactions)
Transact

Tuberculosis
Tb

Tudomanyos
Tud

United States
US

University
Univ

Vascular
Vasc

Veterans Administration
Vet Adm

Veterinary, Verterns 
Vet

Weapons
Weap

Welfare
Welf

West
W

Wissenschaft (es) (er) (en) 
Wissensch

Zentral
Zent

States, Provinces and Territories

United States and Possessions

Alaska
AK

Alabama
AL

Arkansas
AR

American Samoa
AS

Arizona
AZ

California
CA

Colorado
CO

Connecticut
CT

Canal Zone
CZ

District of Columbia
DC

Delaware
DE

Florida
FL

Georgia
GA

Guam
GU

Hawaii
HI

Iowa
IA

Idaho
ID

Illinois
IL

Indiana
IN

Kansas
KS

Kentucky
KY

Louisiana
LA

Massachusetts
MA

Maryland
MD

Maine
ME

Michigan
MI

Minnesota
MN

Missouri
MO

Mississippi
MS

Montana
MT

North Carolina
NC

North Dakota
ND

Nebraska
NE

Nevada
NV

New Hampshire
NH

New Jersey
NJ

New Mexico
NM

New York
NY

Northern Mariana Islands
CM

Ohio
OH

Oklahoma
OK

Oregon
OR

Pennsylvania
PA

Puerto Rico
PR

Rhode Island
RI

South Carolina
SC

South Dakota
SD

Tennessee
TN

Trust Territories
TT

Texas
TX

US Overseas Military
AA, AE, AP

Utah
UT

Virginia
VA

Virgin Islands
VI

Vermont
VT

Washington
WA

Wisconsin
WI

West Virginia
WV

Wyoming
WY

Canadian Provinces and Territories

Alberta
AB

British Columbia
BC

Manitoba
MB

New Brunswick
NB

Newfoundland
NF

Nova Scotia
NS

Ontario
ON

Prince Edward Island
PE

Quebec
PQ

Saskatchewan
SK

Northwest Territories
NT

Yukon Territory
YT

Australian States and Territories

Australian Capital Territory
ACT

New South Wales
NSW

Northern Territory
NT

Queensland
QLD

South Australia
SA

Tasmania
TAS

Victoria
VIC

Western Australia
WA

Country Abbreviations

Names of countries are spelled out as space permits (up to 15 characters). The following abbreviations are used for countries with names longer than 15 characters.

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbu

Bosnia & Hercegovina
Bosnia & Herceg

Central African Republic
Cent Afr Republ

Dominican Republic
Dominican Rep

Equatorial Guinea
Equat Guinea

French Austral Lands
Fr Austr Lands

French Polynesia
Fr Polynesia

Malagasy Republic
Malagasy Republ

Mongolian People's Republic
Mongol Peo Rep

Netherlands Antilles
Neth Antilles

Northern Ireland
North Ireland

Papua New Guinea
Papua N Guinea

People's Republic of China
Peoples R China

Republic of Georgia
Rep of Georgia

Sao Tome E Principe
Sao Tome E Prin

Saint Kitts & Nevis
St Kitts & Nevi

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinid & Tobago

United Arab Emirates
U Arab Emirates

United States of America
USA